Golden Lion Hotel

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The Golden Lion Hotel was a hotel At White Flat, Ballarat, <1864-1869>.




On the south side of Grant Street, between Humffray Street and Yarrowee River.[1] This would place it at about 110 Grant Street. There is no evidence of the hotel and the site is now residential.


Community Involvement

In January 1869 the hotel was a venue for wrestling:

The wrestling at the Lion hotel on Saturday was the greatest success that has been witnessed in Ballarat for many years. Some of the best light-weight men in the colony competed for the cup and other prizes. William Richards, the previous holder of the champion cup for ten months at the Scotchman's Arms hotel, has been declared the winner of the cup at the Golden Lion hotel, to be held for twelve months against all comers, weight not to exceed eleven stone. The following prizes were awarded:— Wm. Richards, first prize, cup and £4; second, A. Northy, £3; third, Stephen Eddy, £2; fourth, Thos. Charles, £1.[2]

The People


See also

White Flat



  1. Ballarat Plan, 1861.
  2. 1869 'NEWS AND NOTES.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 11 January, p. 2. , viewed 13 Jul 2016,

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